Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes.
We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
I think all these reverend gentlemen who insist on the word ‘obey’ in the marriage service should be removed for a clear violation of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution, which says there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude within the United States.
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
I shall not grow conservative with age.
The greatest block today in the way of woman’s emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
The right is ours. Have it we must. Use it we will.
A woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own.
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
To develop our real selves, we need time alone for thought and meditation. To be always giving out and never pumping in, the well runs dry.
The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.
The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.